XXL's Scores

  • Music
For 231 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Lowest review score: 40 Hotel California
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 231
231 music reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The end result is a body of work that pushes hip-hop in a bold new direction and puts Mr,. West back at the forefront of the culture once again.
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Every record is both complexly arranged and sonically fitting, foregrounding Kendrick's vivid lyricism and amazing control of cadence. There's not a single loophole.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Life Is Good is arguably Nas's best album since Stillmatic.